The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Love Yourself: Tear debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 24, according to Nielsen Music, making BTS the first K-pop act to ever rule the chart. BTS concurrently scores its first top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first for a K-pop group, as "Fake Love" opens at No. 10. BTS further crowns the Social 50 chart for a 76th week.
Five Finger Death Punch re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 4, nearly matching its No. 3 peak set in September 2015, as the rock group's seventh LP, And Justice for None, debuts at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 (71,000 units).
Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Post Malone and Drake hold at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, and Imagine Dragons is steady at No. 5.
Among other Artist 100 moves, NAV earns the week's highest debut, at No. 45, as the MC's debut full-length Reckless starts at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 (36,000 units).
Check out this week's full Artist 100 here.